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A Study of the Economic and Community Benefits of Cedar Falls, Iowa's Municipal Telecommunications Network

Publication Date: 
July 6, 2004
Doris J. Kelley, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Doris Kelley takes a look at one of the early citywide publicly owned broadband systems - Cybernet in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Cybernet is run by Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) and is an HFC (cable) network that also offers some fiber-optic connections for businesses. In this paper, Kelley takes a look at some of the benefits the network has brought to the community.

Kutztown Bullet Points

Publication Date: 
March 19, 2003
Frank Caruso - Director, Information Technology for Kutztown

In this short two-page summary of Kutztown's progress, Frank Caruso briefly explains the benefits of the network and the reason behind their investment.

Old Snake Oil in New Bottles: Ideological Attacks on Local Public Enterprises

Publication Date: 
October 1, 2001
John Kelly, Director of Economics and Research, American Public Power Association

We are engaged in a rare event - we are moving offices. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance pre-dates our initiative and has been in this location for over 20 years. During the packing and sorting, we have encountered a curious collection of treasures.